Supermodel, Carol Gracias is the first ever pregnant woman to walk the runway in India. She looked stunning with her baby bump at India’s Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016 in Mumbai.
“I have been doing his (Gaurang’s) shows for many years now, so this time as usual he called and asked if he could book me. I told him I was pregnant and he still asked if I would walk for the show.
So, I gave it a thought, and realised that the clothes to be showcased are meant for all kinds of women. I thought if the designer would like me in his show, then why not? I really enjoyed the experience.”
According to the designer, he wasn’t apprehensive about the model in his sari; “My assistant asked me what do we do? Do we still ask her to walk? And I thought well, what’s the big deal? It’s a natural thing. Even while draping the sari, I thought she’d want to cover up but she was very confident and tied the sari low-waist. I asked her: would you be able to walk with high heels and she just said: ‘I’ll do it!’ … And it connected with the audiences. Even though it wasn’t planned that way, she became my showstopper!”
It’s great to see people get in touch with humanity, especially in an industry where there is a misconception of perfection. Check out the photos and let me know what you think.